DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Coming up this Sunday, it’s the historic 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and one of the 33 drivers will be driving for a very special cause, with a very special co-pilot watching over him.
Last August, one of the finest and most popular drivers in Indycar, Justin Wilson, lost his life in a tragic freak accident at Pocono. His family, his fellow drivers, and all of us fans worldwide, were devastated. But, Justin was an organ donor and that final gift saved five lives.
His younger brother is Indy 500 driver Stefan Wilson. He is the driver of the No. 25 ‘Driven 2 Save Lives’ Chevy, and said on Sunday he’ll be racing for Justin, whom he called his role model.
“He was not just my older brother, he was one of my best friends,” he said. “It was always a dream of mine to race at the Indianapolis 500 alongside him, but the dream is going to be a little bit different, and I’ll be out there racing for him instead of with him.”
Watch the video clip above for Mark’s entire interview with Stefan Wilson.